Becoming an Animator
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Becoming an Animator
Game Building for Animators
Animators are animators. The same skills we learn for video and web design are awesome for creating video games. Today a game designer can download a quality game engine for free. Skilled animators are currently in high demand world wide to supply the characters and other game assets.
Coding is coding. Animators do not need to be coders, but it helps. Some animators are programmers with animation skills. Some others are graphic artists with animation skills, but every animator should understand coding well enough to talk to programmers. Every animator should learn some coding, enough to know that coding is easy (when you know how).
Programming computers shows animators how computers work. Most of programming today is not writing code. Most programming involves inputing data into forms and dragging icons. We also use code that is already written and is available in libraries. In fact we can think of a game engine as a code library.
Mesh model data defines vertices, edges, faces, textures and materials. Vector graphics and mesh modells can both be rendered to an image of any size from a relatively small file size.
2D game, character controller, sprite sheet, file management, Assets folder, sprite editor, slice, project view, filter mode point, apply, select frames, scene view, create animation, naming, delete, Player, render layers, order in layer, animation controller, state machine, blend tree, copy, idle, animation view, key-framing, edit frames, parameters, float, Boolean, blend type, motion fields, transitions, has exit time, conditions, script, c#, declaring variables, types, Start( ), Update( ), RigidBody2D, Animator, GetComponent< >( );, Vector2, axis, events, Input.GetAxisRaw( ), GetAxis( ), horizontal, vertical, if( ), Vector2.zero, SetBool( ), SetFloat( ), Time.deltaTime, add component, transition duration
Click the Image to Play. Be patient, Unity takes up to a minute to load.
Note: some mobile platforms may not support Unity WebGL.